While shiny, high gloss lips were once popular, the latest trend is to use matte lipstick to add color to your lips without the gloss. The impact of matte lipstick on your look can be dramatic and eye-catching, but it is not enough to simply smudge a coat of this lipstick across your lips and be done. This is a unique type of lipstick that requires different application steps. You may consider following a few important steps in order to enjoy amazing results with the application of your lipstick.
Prepare Your Lips
High gloss lipstick can conceal many of the flaws with your lips, but matte lipstick has the opposite effect. It can highlight and draw attention to problem areas on your skin, including dryness and flaking. Therefore, it is best to prepare your lips to accept the color before you apply it. Applying a moisturizer can give your lips smooth texture. You may also consider applying a base coat of foundation to your lips when you apply foundation over the rest of your face. This will enhance how smooth your lips are before you apply the coat of lipstick.
Most types of matte lipstick available today is designed to be applied once and worn throughout the day. This means that the initial application will likely stay in place and may be difficult for you to remove without makeup remove. Because of this, you want to ensure that you apply it in precisely the right location on your lips with the first attempt. It is wise to apply lip liner around the outer perimeter of your lips to highlight the area where you will be applying your lipstick and to create definition. You can choose a color of lip liner that is close to the color of your lipstick for the best results.
Finish Your Look
After applying the first coat of matte lipstick, you may be tempted to call your work complete. However, a few finishing touches will help you to enjoy lasting results throughout the day. First, consider if you need to apply a second coat. This can ensure that your lipstick color does not fade over the course of the day, and it can make some colors look richer and more robust. In addition, you can use a small applicator to apply concealer or foundation around the lips as needed. This can be used to correct any application issues that you had so that your lips look full and beautiful without jagged edges or unevenness.
It may seem like it takes a long time to apply your matte lipstick, and you may wonder if having beautiful lips all day is worth the effort. The fact is that after you have completed this process a couple of times, it will take you only a minute or two to complete. This actually is a very small amount of time and effort required, and you will love having perfect lips throughout the day with no touch ups required.